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    Default File Names are colored Blue?!

    Hi All,

    Just noticed that on my seperate external hard drive (Seagate freeagent) some of the file names are colored blue!? Not Black!
    Anyone how to change this back to black??

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    Default Re: File Names are colored Blue?!

    Try going to My Computer>Tools>Folder Options>View and untick the 3rd to last checkbox
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    Default Re: File Names are colored Blue?!

    That says "Show Control panel in My Computer"? Correct?

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    Default Re: File Names are colored Blue?!

    Untick 'Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in colour'
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    Default Re: File Names are colored Blue?!

    CLASSIC!! Thank You!! :-))

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    Default Re: File Names are colored Blue?!

    If you have compressed the contents of your HDD, un-compress it.

    It slows everything down horribly, because any time you have to access an oldish file, which is most of the stuff on the PC, windows has to un compress it.
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    Default Re: File Names are colored Blue?!

    [QUOTE=wratterus;712943]If you have compressed the contents of your HDD, un-compress it.


    Would you post how to do this. (Windows XP) Thanks.

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    Default Re: File Names are colored Blue?!

    I think its this-right click drive>properties>untick "Compress drive to save disk space". Can take up to 10 minutes with a big drive.

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    Default Re: File Names are colored Blue?!

    Quote Originally Posted by blam6 View Post
    I think its this-right click drive>properties>untick "Compress drive to save disk space". Can take up to 10 minutes with a big drive.

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    That's it. Try 10 hours for a big drive though. What's your definition of a big drive though?
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    Default Re: File Names are colored Blue?!

    Quote Originally Posted by blam6 View Post
    I think its this-right click drive>properties>untick "Compress drive to save disk space". Can take up to 10 minutes with a big drive.

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    That's it. Try 10 hours for a big drive though. Actually, what is your definition of a big drive?
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